Challenge 11-Maria

Polka Dot Plum hosted this one. We had to take the template and rearrange all the layers to create an unique layout.

Only one more layout to go and this race is OVER!

Challenge #10

Here's is our combined LO for the ADSR.  Maria gets credit for the layout... I just added my eye and Drew's picture.  :)

Challenge 9 - this one took a while

I had a tough time coming up with this at first... then WHAMMO!  But, I think Maria was peekiing over my shoulder as I was making this and she was starting challenge 10.  When we post it you'll see why. 

Here's my LO

Maria's layouts Challenge 5,6, 7 & 8

wow am I behind I haven't posted one of my layouts since challenge 4! Well I've been busy getting famous.. right Cara? ;-) My layout of Cara for Challenge 1 was selected to be in the March 2010 issue of The Artisan Notebook.

Now onto my layouts..Challenge 5 The Candy Man - he's so evil I hate him!

Challenge 6 - 10 things I like about me ((I hated this challenge))

Challenge 8 - The "Someday" Challenge I finished this before challenge 7 so you have to see it first *wink*

Now for Challenge 7 this broke all kinds of records with me. 7 hours planning time and 15 hours design time..My Bucket List

I am also doing March Madness at Scrap Orchard and I just signed up for Survivor at Ginger Scraps.

See if you can figure out who I am at Scrap Orchard, even Cara can't figure it out. I don't know if that's good or bad. I'm one of the first 15 people that posted in Challenge 1 and my secret user name starts with a number, not SO.

Happy Scrapping

Challenge #8

Ooops - I was a little delinquent posting my challenge #8 LO.  This one was hard for me -- I was stressing out over what I was going to do.  As my eyes were drifting around my desk, it came to me.  I saw this picture of Zena.  Then it came flooding out of me.  And WOW! was it an emotional journey for me.  Here's my layout:

I did it again...

I should've added it as one of my Bucket List goals... beating Maria finished on a challenge.  :)  Not that it's the reason I'm doing this challenge by any stretch, but she' so FAST that I feel like I won the lottery or something when I get a LO done before her.  She'll probably come post hers and it'll blow mine away.  *sigh* 

Anyway... here's my LO for Challenge #7:

1. See Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

2. Explore the pyramids of Egypt

3. Spend a week in an overwater bungalow in Tahiti

4. Eat fish & chips in England

5. Take in the British Museum

6. Take my son to Washington DC

7. Walk Boston’s Freedom Trail with my family

8. Go back to Las Vegas

9. Take a 30-day cruise to Asia

10. Go back to Disney World

11. Have a quilt displayed in a national show

12. Learn how to knit

13. Start my own business

14. Take a photography class

15. Read to children

16. Organize my closets

17. Lay in the grass and find shapes in the clouds with my son

18. Drive a stick shift sports car

19. Be a good friend

20. Have a second child

21. Buy a bigger house

22. Learn more about Photoshop

23. Have lunch with Peyton Manning

24. Meet a President of the United States

25. Learn how to speak Japanese

26. Take a Shoguns and Samurai Tour in Japan

27. Make my husband happy

28. Own a Segway

29. See my son graduate high school and college

30. Attend my son’s wedding

31. Retire with my husband

32. Do voice acting

33. Be on The Amazing Race with my hubby

34. Be debt free

35. Become a CT at ScrapMatters

36. Swim with a dolphin

37. Get an in-ground swimming pool

38. Be a good mom

39. Get a spa pedicure

40. Own a horse farm

41. Tour the French countryside

42. Go snowmobiling in the wilderness

43. Volunteer

44. Own a padparadscha sapphire

45. Own an SUV

46. Go to church regularly

47. Get down to my ideal weight

48. Make my own lightbox

49. Adopt another Doberman

50. Own a Sea-Doo personal watercraft
Here's my LO for Challenge #5 and I FINALLY beat Maria done!!!!  Is it weird that I get such a charge out of that??  Probably.  Here are the instructions for Challenge #5:

Pretty Scrappy Recipe Challenge

The requirements for this challenge are fairly simple. Follow the guidelines being as creative as possible using the recipe below. You can incorporate other items into your layout, but you must use at least 6 of the items listed. Since this is the month of Valentine's Day, your special challenge is to incorporate CHOCOLATE into your layout. So, 6 items in the recipe and chocolate!

* 1 ribbon * 1 tree * 1 button * 1 staple  * 2 papers * 1 set of stitching * 1 frame * 1 tag * 1 flower * 1 alpha
and here's my LO:

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Challenge 4 - Maria

I had a job to do and I got the job done! This challenge was so different from anything I have done. We had to make what they called "Trading Cards" I have no idea why anyone would need layouts this size or what they do with them. The examples that were shown were so NOT my cup of tea, so I did what I like, in the size they asked for.

Card one has to be about "the one you love"
here's mine

Card two has to be about your "teammate"

I send Cara some of my Disney pictures so we can have the same theme going. Can't wait to see what she does with this crazy challenge.

Cara's Challenge #3 LO

That darn Maria.. she beat me again!!!  How does she keep doing that?  I found the challenge first, but she got her layout done first.  There's no stopping her.  :)

Maria has the instructions listed below her layout.  Here's mine:

Challenge 3- Maria

Guess who the first person done with challenge #3 is? Me me me me me me me!!!!

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Scrappers On line hosted this Challenge
1. One focal photo with selective coloring
2. 20 or more words of journaling with possible highlights
3. At least one date element!

Challenge #2 LO !!!

Whew!  I'm rockin' now... back in the grove of scrappin'!  Hooray!!!  Here's my 2nd challenge LO. 

Challenge 2 - Maria

This one made me just as crazy as the first one... I haven't done a countdown time layout before.. and to be "creative" about it was hard. I didn't want to do 5 things I love about my son because I do almost all my layouts about him. My cousin Chris suggested I do a layout about why I love sleep! Maybe because I get so very little these days...LOL But I went with the idea from to my friend Liz.

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Here are the directions we had to follow
Theme: 5 things I LOVE about....(choose a person, topic, idea, etc. Be Creative!)
Title: use a combination of 5 fonts and/or alphas (example: use 2 different fonts and 3 different alphas)
Photos: use 5 photos, one of the photos must have the number 5 in it!
Use 5 different elements of the same type (example: use 5 different flowers or 5 different buttons, etc.)
Season to taste: add ingredients from your digital pantry to make this layout your own!

Ok Cara... Your 5 things are next!

First Layout, check

Well, here's mine....  darn Maria getting hers done first... what pressure!!!! 

and here's what I lifted:

ADSR5 - Challenge 1 - Maria

Well I finished my first challenge. I think I made it harder than it had to be, because I kept changing my mind with what to say. Anyway here it is

This is what I lifted

I can't wait to see what Cara does!

Race Two is here

I saw the directions for challenges #2 last night and I haven't even finished the first one yet! uGhHH! We have until this Sunday to finish these layouts. Cara just got home from a LONG vacation last night... so no rest for her she's going to have to jump right in. So here are the directions for challenge #2 from The Artisan Notebook.


Theme: 5 things I LOVE about....(choose a person, topic, idea, etc. Be Creative!)
Title: use a combination of 5 fonts and/or alphas (example: use 2 different fonts and 3 different alphas)
Photos: use 5 photos, one of the photos must have the number 5 in it!
Use 5 different elements of the same type (example: use 5 different flowers or 5 different buttons, etc.)

Season to taste: add ingredients from your digital pantry to make this layout your own!

The first race was posted...

and is as follows:

1) Your layout is about your partner. Introduce your partner to us. How you do this is entirely up to you. You can interview them, you can send them a questionnaire, you can use 5 words that best describe them, you can journal how you met for this race, or if you've been partners for years, you can make your page about a friendship that started with a crazy internet race and has since turned into so much more. The only rule is, the layout is about your partner and you need to tell us something about them.

2) You must include at least one photo of your partner. Large, small, color, b&w, of their face, back of their head, feet, whatever. But it must be a picture of your partner.

3) You must choose one layout from your partner's gallery and scraplift that as the page design for your layout. Only the placement of items is needed. You don't have to lift the colors, theme, etc. Just the overall placement of papers, elements, title and journaling.

UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I've changed what I was doing about 4 times already! I shouldn't be making it this hard on myself. I hope to work on it tonight!

Registration Complete

We just received our confirmation that we are team number 148!

I am so excited!

Life is a Highway!

Hi Racing Fans we're here at the start of the Amazing Digi Scrapping Race 5 what is sure to be an exciting race.

So get ready and grab your partner.

If you have never raced before here is some information
"At Natural Designs in Scrapbooking (NDISB), we’ve come up with a cool internet digital scrapping game that will mirror the excitement of the TV reality show “The Amazing Race.” Teams of two will traverse the digital scrapbooking world, site by site, completing challenges and collecting prizes along the way. Everyone who completes the week’s challenges in the allotted time frame will move on to the next week, where they can collect even MORE prizes! And at the end of the race, everyone who has traveled around the digital scrapbooking world and completed each and every challenge will be entered into a drawing for the GRAND prize!"

You have until Jan 31 to get a partner and enter for the big race.

See you when the racing begins